UPDATE February 23, 2016: It’s official! Ava DuVernay is confirmed to direct Disney’s feature film adaptation of “A Wrinkle In Time.”
Deadline broke the news today that Disney has offered Ava DuVernay (Selma) the director’s spot on a feature film adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time, the science fantasy novel by American writer Madeleine L’Engle, first published in 1962. The script is written by Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee, who counts the classic book as one of her childhood favorites. It would be awesome to see these two talented women bring L’Engle’s young heroine to life on the big screen.
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” – Madeleine L’Engle
A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe. They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem (a tesseract is a wrinkle in time). It’s the first book of L’Engle’s “Time Quintet,” which also includes A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.